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Username: nellybanky - Classifieds Buyer Scam


Premier sangiro
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Jul 22, 2005, 11:28 AM
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The following scam have been reported:

--- wrote:

Date: 22 Jul 2005 17:50:55 -0000
Subject: Classifieds - Response to your Ad

Hi flugan,

On 22-Jul-2005 someone submitted their contact
information in response to your ad in the Classifieds. Please reply to this
email to contact the person directly. Report any
suspected scams or abuse to The
information submitted is as follows:

Username =nellybanky

Name =nelly banky


City =florida

Country =usa

Comments =Hello, one of our client is in
interested in your item which you placed the advert
at ( we want you to tell us the
actual price you want to sell it.we will be glad to
pay you by cashiers check issued from US Bank and
will surely clear in your bank immedeately without
any delay . and if you will be able to transfer the
remaning balance on the day you recieved to the
shipping company in africa via western union money
transfer after you might have cash the check and
after you might have deduted your own part of the
money . I will like you to forward me your contact
name and address phone number so that we can forward
the cashier check as soon as possible can
get back to me via my email address since that is
the only way you can reach me.....ok"

Click here to read more about these kind of scams.


  • DO NOT do business with anyone who offers to send you payment for a higher amount than your selling price with the understanding that you'll send back the balance.

  • Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be acting on behalf of a "client" or another "customer".

  • Be suspicious of anyone claiming to be from Nigeria or West Africa

  • If you agree to accept a check payment, then do not send anything, gear or "change" before the check cleared. And be careful, if you manage to clear a fraudulent check then you may be liable for the damages if the bank finds out later. Make sure your bank authenticates the check.

  • If it sounds to good to be true, then it probably is.
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(This post was edited by sangiro on Jul 22, 2005, 11:53 AM)

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